Naples, Florida, March 26, 2021- The Digicel Foundation and Hope for Haiti held an inauguration ceremony on March 24, 2021 to officially open the expansion of school facilities at Hope for Haiti partner community Ravine Sable. The Digicel Foundation invested over $191,000 in the construction project, which included two new classroom buildings (with electricity), a sanitation block, the repair of 15 existing classrooms, a new water pump, and other general improvements to the school. 

“Students in Haiti have faced numerous challenges and disruptions to their education in recent years, including the economic, social, and health impacts of COVID-19,” said Skyler Badenoch, Hope for Haiti CEO. “We’re immensely grateful for The Digicel Foundation’s investment and their alignment with our mission to improve the lives of Haitian children by investing in education.” 

“The Digicel Foundation invests in school construction and professional development for educational staff,” said Sophia Stransky, CEO of The Digicel Foundation. “By joining forces with Hope for Haiti, we are assured that the daily operations of the school will be supervised and the community will benefit from healthcare.  This is our idea of the perfect partnership.”

To view photos from the inauguration ceremony, please click here.

About Hope for Haiti:

With experience running poverty alleviation programs in Haiti since 1989, Hope for Haiti has emerged as one of the most trusted non-profit organizations working to improve the quality of life for the Haitian people, particularly children, in southern Haiti. The organization’s team and network of partners provide people with better access to education, healthcare, water, and economic development opportunities.  Hope for Haiti is a 4-star rated charity by Charity Navigator and is a participant at the Platinum Level through the GuideStar Exchange, two leading independent evaluators recognizing the organization’s transparency and careful stewardship of donor resources. To learn more:

About The Digicel Foundation
In 2004 the Digicel Foundation was founded on the simple premise that wherever Digicel grows, our communities must grow with us; and this principle continues to fuel our ethos of giving back to our communities across the region.

The Digicel Foundation remains a vested partner in the social development of our communities and we are doing this by increasing access for our Special Needs community to improve their quality of lives, by expanding access to education through technology, by supporting and empowering survivors of domestic violence, providing health interventions and finally, by fostering a spirit of self-reliance through sustainable enterprise within communities.